Orkustofnun, the National Energy Authority of Iceland, has today finished processing two applications for licences for exploration and production of hydrocarbons in the Dreki Area. The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy in Norway has today, 3 December 2012, notified Orkustofnun of their decision to participate in both licences to a 25 % share in accordance with the agreement between Iceland and Norway.Read more
The National Energy Authority sends drafts of licences for exploration and production of hydrocarbons
The National Energy Authority has nearly finished processing the applications received in the second licensing round for exploration and production of hydrocarbons on the Icelandic continental shelf.Read more
Orkustofnun in cooperation with the Scandinavian Simulations Society (SIMS) hosts a conference at Orkustofnun on October 4th - 6th.Read more
The United Nations University Geothermal Training Programme (UNU-GTP) was established in 1978 by the Government of Iceland and the United Nations University (UNU), with Orkustofnun (the National Energy Authority) as the host institution.
The National Energy Authority, Rannís and eight European Energy Agencies receive a grant of 2 million Euros.
Developing renewable energy as a motor for sustainable economic growth is the topic in an article by Dr. Gudni A. Johannesson Director General of Iceland's National Energy Authority.Read more
The following companies submitted applications in the second licensing round for exploration and production of hydrocarbons on the Icelandic continental shelf:
- Eykon (unregistered Icelandic company)
- Faroe Petroleum and Íslenskt kolvetni ehf.
- Valiant Petroleum and Kolvetni ehf
New seabed samples reveal active Jurassic oil seeps and Mesozoic sedimentary sequences on the Jan Mayen Ridge
TGS and Volcanic Basin Petroleum Research (VBPR) conducted systematic seabed sampling of a 1000 meter high cliff on the Jan Mayen Ridge in September 2011. More than 200 kg of rocks and sediments were recovered from twelve sampling stations.Read more
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) Presented Important new Research Results in the Dreki Area
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) and the University of Bergen presented important new research results in the Dreki Area at the 30th Nordic Geological Winter Meeting in Reykjavík.Read more
Seismic data from the InSeis survey of 2001 is now available from the NEA. The data is free of charge during the licensing round and can be requested from NEA.
The National Energy Authority of Iceland will participate in the 30th Nordic Geological Winter Meeting in Reykjavík from 9th to 12th of January
Presentations on the geology of the Jan Mayen ridge will be held on Monday and Thursday afternoons.